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Privacy Policy

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Last Updated: November 30, 2016

We Respect Your Privacy

Thank you for visiting the Louisiana Enrollment Broker (“LAEB”) Web site (the “Site”) operated by MAXIMUS Health Services, Inc. (“MAXIMUS”) for the Louisiana Department of Health (“LDH”). The Site, located at https://myplan.healthy.la.gov is designed to make it easier for you to enroll and interact with LAEB online. It is important for you to trust your privacy is protected when visiting this Site. This privacy policy is our commitment to you.

This policy covers:

  • Information we collect about you and how we use it; and
  • The choices you have about how we collect and use your information.

This policy does not cover, except as expressly named here:

  • Privacy practices associated with any activities done outside your use of the Site;
  • Web sites other than the Site; and
  • Products and services not available or enabled through the Site.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

Most of the site is available without registering or providing personal information. However, in order to take advantage of some of our Site’s features, such as the enrollment application, you may be asked to provide personal information.

You give this personal information voluntarily when you:

  • Communicate with the Site or MAXIMUS; or
  • Enroll online using the Site.

We clearly identify data you must provide so we can deliver the services or information you request. MAXIMUS may ask that you provide the following personal information:

  • First and last name
  • Mailing address (including ZIP/Postal code)
  • County of residence
  • Medicaid ID number
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Date of birth

It is your choice whether to provide this information to us. However, if you decline to provide the information, some services, such as enrollment, may not be available to you.

Our Web servers automatically collect and record Web usage data from you when you visit the Site. This information is collected for purposes related to the services we provide on behalf of the Louisiana Department of Health. If you browse or download information while on the Site, we will collect:

  • You Internet Protocol (IP) address – the number assigned to your computer, not your e-mail address
    • We count unique IP addresses to learn how many visitors go to each Web page during specific times. Counting total visitors helps us decide how, where, or if the page will be delivered in the future.
  • The type of web browser you used during your visit – for example, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Firefox;
    • Web pages do not always display the same on every type or version of a particular web browser. We use the web browser information to make sure the Site is coded for appropriate access.
  • The Internet domain you visited from (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account)
  • The date and time you access the site
  • The pages, files, documents, and links you visit (to improve the options we can provide to you and to make sure that we display our information in a way that suits you)
  • The Internet address of the website from which a link brought you to the Site.

MAXIMUS will collect the information above from your visit to the Site only for these purposes and for purposes related to the services we provide on behalf of the Louisiana Department of Health.

Louisiana Law

MAXIMUS protects our records in accordance with our obligations as defined by applicable U.S. Federal and State Statutes. You may review Louisiana Department of Health privacy policies by going to www.LDH.la.gov/HIPAA.

Information We Share

The collection of information through this Site and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) (Public Law 104-191) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) (Public Law 111-5). Except as we state below or as otherwise authorized by law, MAXIMUS will only collect or disclose personal information collected through this Site if you have agreed to the collection or disclosure of that personal information. Choosing to provide personal information to MAXIMUS, whether we request it or not, constitutes consent to the collection and sharing of the information with LDH and its designated partners for the reasons you shared the information with MAXIMUS, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure. You can view the Louisiana Department of Health privacy policies at www.LDH.la.gov/HIPAA.

MAXIMUS may collect or disclose personal information without your consent if it is:

  • Necessary to perform our statutory duties as authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation;
  • Made pursuant to a court order or by law; or
  • Solely for statistical purposes and in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular individual.

MAXIMUS may also disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to MAXIMUS information technology assets.

MAXIMUS does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties. Your information may be securely shared with the state of Louisiana when you enroll or update your case. We may use your information to, among other things:

  • Provide the information or service you request or otherwise respond to your inquiries;
  • Improve the content, navigation, and efficiency of the site; and
  • To notify you of changes to this Privacy Policy or to other policies that may affect you and your use of the Site

Information We Keep

MAXIMUS is required to keep the information collected through this Site, including personal information that you submit by enrolling online after the end of our contract with the state of Louisiana. To find out more about the rules for keeping information collected through this Site, please mail your questions to MAXIMUS, Healthy Louisiana, Attn: Privacy Official, P.O. Box 77678, Baton Rouge, LA 70879-9908.

Cookies

Like most websites, we employ "cookies," "web beacons," and similar devices to help you more efficiently use the Site and to track your activities. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a sub server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card and enables MAXIMUS to record your activities and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. Cookies from MAXIMUS can only be read by MAXIMUS websites. A web beacon is a small transparent gif image that is embedded in an HTML page or e-mail used to track when the page or e-mail has been viewed. MAXIMUS uses cookies and similar devices to track your use of the Site, types of Products and Services viewed and information downloaded, count visitors we receive daily, and our web servers automatically log the IP/Internet address of your computer. MAXIMUS does not use this information to identify you personally. If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can modify the cookie option in your browser’s settings. However, some Site features or services may not function properly or be accessible without cookies.

Security

MAXIMUS has implemented commercially reasonable technical, administrative and physical security measures to protect your personally information from unauthorized access, modification or use. We periodically review and update security measures in light of current technologies. Please note that despite our efforts, no security measures are completely secure.

Children

MAXIMUS is committed to complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. This Site is not directed towards children under 13 years of age, nor does MAXIMUS knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. MAXIMUS appreciates your cooperation with this federally mandated requirement.

Links

Our Site may contain links to other sites. Links do not imply endorsement by MAXIMUS. Please be aware that these other sites are not subject to the MAXIMUS privacy policy and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of those sites when you visit them.

Reviewing and Correcting Your Information

We try to keep information about you accurate and current. To change or update any personal information maintained by our program, please call us directly at 1-855-229-6848 (TTY: 1-855-526-3346). The call is free.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will occasionally update this privacy policy. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy policy. Please check the Site from time to time for the most current version of our privacy policy. Your continued use of the Site after we have notified you of changes as described above means that you have accepted the changes.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us.

Phone

1-855-229-6848 (TTY: 1-855-526-3346)). The call is free.

Mail

MAXIMUS
Healthy Louisiana
Attn: Privacy Official
P.O. Box 77678
Baton Rouge, LA 70879-9908